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  1. #1
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    Default Do it now!!

    I couple of years ago walked into the local YMCA locker room on my way to a workout. One of the guys getting dressed saw my Wooden Boat cap and asked "Oh! Do you have a wooden boat?" I lamented "No, I've always wanted to buy a Beetle Cat but other priorities, you know." He paused and looked me straight in the eye and said "Do it! Do it now." I had to laugh because I know what he did for a living. He runs Murphy Funeral Home in a nearby town. I mention it because, and here's the Wooden Boat connection, he told me that his brother is the editor of Wooden Boat: Matt Murphy I suppose.

    "Do it now" was a good lesson. I eventually retired. After buying one of those big chunks of plastic, I did come close to my wooden boat dream when I bought a used Dyer Dhow at the Beetle shop in Wareham, MA. I found the forum looking for DD restoration tips.

    I hope 2021 is a good one for y'all.

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    Default Re: Do it now!!

    moving fwd one step at a time

    sw
    "we are the people, our parents warned us about" (jb)

    steve

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    Default Re: Do it now!!

    Good story. Welcome aboard!

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Do it now!!

    Erik and Susan Hiscock had this plaque on their companionway slider:

    ”Grab a chance...and you won’t be sorry for a Might-have-Been”

    Always like that

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Do it now!!

    funny story! I wanted to buy Wooden Boat as well but you know "other priorities".

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Do it now!!

    Pete D, that's good advice. I hear a lot of people talking about their 'bucket list'. I have always had the view that bucket lists are for people who never did what they wanted while they were young enough to enjoy it.
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Do it now!!

    Haha. I'm saving my money for the best wooden boat I can buy. Someday.

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